KPBS Explore Local Content Project

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San Diegan Allison Justice is applying her green thumb to a very green enterprise.

San Diegan Allison Justice is applying her green thumb to a very green enterprise. / Courtesy Outco

KPBS launched the “Explore” program in 2012 as an experiment to grow the station’s library of local programs while cultivating new, young and diverse talent. Every two years, KPBS opens a community-wide call for content ideas and offers seed funding to create local TV shows, web series and podcasts. The producers retain ownership of their project and are responsible for raising the extra funds needed to stay afloat. The program has spawned four podcasts and more than a dozen TV and web series.